Cut the Sky

 'Cut The Sky' - Marrugeku / 28th February 2015 / Photography © Jon Green 2015 - All Rights Reserved

On Friday 7 Aug at 11:00 AM and Saturday 8 Aug at 7:30 PM, Cut the Sky will be performed at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC).

In the face of seemingly inevitable industrialisation and climate change, is it possible to dream a different future together? This question is central to Cut The Sky, a new production from Western Australia’s foremost international dance theatre company, Broome’s own Marrugeku, that will tour the South West Region and West Kimberley in August 2015.

Cut The Sky is a work in five acts based on the poems written and spoken by Edwin Lee Mulligan, a Nyikina/Walmajarri man from Noonkanbah Station. It features the consummate talent of Broome dancer and Marrugeku’s Co-artistic Director Dalisa Pigram, includes original songs from soul singer Ngaiire, Indigenous songs by the cast, and covers from Nick Cave sung live with thrilling effect by Broome diva Ngaire Pigram.

Inspired by Edwin’s poems, Cut The Sky is a meditation on humanity’s frailty in the face of our own actions.

Like climate change itself, Cut the Sky is at once unapologetically local and international. This concept is embedded in a collaboration which includes artists from Europe, Asia, Africa and remote and urban Australia.

In Cut The Sky, dance, video, poetry and song collide. All the elements – popular and high art, literal and poetic, Indigenous and European – meet abruptly in a breathtaking 70 minute performance, creating electric connections.  The result is an ambitious multi-dimensional work that showcases Marrugeku’s unique contemporary choreography – restless, taut and unwavering.


  • Adult $49.00
  • Concession Card Holder $47.00
  • FOMPAC $45.00
  • Under 25 yrs $30.00
  • Group Booking 6+ (price per person) $45.00

To buy tickets call the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Box Office on (08) 9550 3900 or head to their webpage.